For Data Breach Today, I spoke with Anna Delaney about threat modeling for issues that are in the news right now: “Does your organization have a plan in place if one of your employees is accused via Twitter of being an insurrectionist? If your software was being used to spread plans for a riot, could…Read More Threat Modeling and Social Issues
I’m very excited that Gary McGraw is joining the Irius Risk Technical Advisory Board as board chair. Gary’s a pioneer in software security, and his work in machine learning was my choice to kick off blogging 2020.Read More Irius Risk & Gary McGraw
It would be trite writing to say it was fun to be on a podcast with Volko Ruhnke and Hadas Cassorla to talk about using games to teach. And while it was, it was really educational and inspirational. I learned from both of them, and I hope you enjoy the podcast as well! Volko Ruhnke,…Read More Podcast on Using Games
Rupin Gupta runs Digital Guru books. He’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, a real joy to work with, and he works hard to put books on shelves so that you can discover them. With the conference business changing, Digital Guru needs some help. Borrowing some words from my editor Jim Minatel: “If…Read More Digital Guru Books
There’s a humble bundle out that includes my Threat Modeling: Designing for Security, The Shellcoders Handbook, Practical Reverse Engineering, The Art of Intrusion, Social Engineering, Crypto Engineering, a nearly complete set of Bruce Schneier, and more! And your donations benefit EFF! The deal is good through Monday morning at 11 Pacific. https://www.humblebundle.com/books/cybersecurity-cryptography-wiley-booksRead More Humble Bundle: Good, Cheap Books
As the expression goes, no one cares about backups, they care about restores. Do yours work? Some lessons learned over the last few days: Apple has disabled single user mode as of Mojave, and many recovery options are not available if you use a firmware password. Do not forget that availability is a security property.…Read More It’s 2021: Have you checked your backups?
You may have noticed that my end of the year posts are all science focused. Today, a set of resources on the COVID vaccines. First, the FDA has authorized two vaccines for emergency use. The review memoranda (Pfizer, Moderna) are all sorts of fascinating. As the kids say, TL;DR: both vaccines are safe and no…Read More Vaccines
It’s easy to forget that the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been circling the moon for nearly a dozen years.. Via DIY PhotographyRead More Just the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter…shot from the moon
Scientists have discovered a chunk of amber with a dinosaur tail in it. (Poor dinosaur!) National Geographic has the story, which is not brand-new, but is a nice bit of scientific joy for the day.Read More Dinosaur Feathers
Congratulations to the Chinese for the success of their Chang’e 5 lunar sample return mission! The complexity of landing a robot on the moon and returning it safely to Earth is enormous. In contrast to the Apollo series of missions, which launched and returned inside of a week, Chang’e took a week to get to…Read More Chang’e 5!